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Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse)

2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3478-1111
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The State Guest House, Akasaka Palace (SGH AP) serves as a splendid stage of diplomatic activities by welcoming monarchs and presidents from countries all over the world. The SGH AP opens to the general public unless its main activities of welcoming dignitaries from abroad are interrupted.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2-1 Motoakasaka, Minato 107-0051, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka, Roppongi
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"open to the public"
in 5 reviews
"impressive building"
in 3 reviews
"yotsuya station"
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"state guest house"
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"meiji era"
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"baroque style"
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"small fee"
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"national treasure"
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"japanese culture"
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"banquet"
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"fountain"
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"emperor"
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"dignitaries"
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"moldings"
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"yen"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This building is so beautiful it’s a must to see.if you like painting,gold doors,beautiful large rooms with high ceilings

Thank Kieran C
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This time I started my free day visiting the Akasaka Palace. This palace is really nice but something is missing. Every detail is fine, the decorations look great the garden is nice. The missing thing is that there is not much history and the building...More

4  Thank OZS969
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

When I visited on a weekday late afternoon, there wasn’t any queue. Visitors can only enter through the west side gate and exit at the front gate. Security is tight here, with bags being checked like airport. There are so many staff involved, at least...More

2  Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Booked a time online (no payment necessary). Entered through western side, short line, bit of security, pram parking, 1000 yen per adult - all very easy. Palace had several rooms decorated in European styles and the outside gardens are formal. There were a couple of...More

1  Thank Easterbeilbs
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

First a word of caution: be prepared for long lines to get in even if you have an advance reservation. Security here is like the airport so don't bring anything you would not bring to get on a flight in a timely manner. There are...More

1  Thank Prepcook
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

迎賓館赤坂離宮に初めて訪れました 海外からの賓客をおもてなしする素敵なところ! おもてなしするお部屋もたくさんあって、立派でまたゆっくり訪れたいと思いました A wonderful place to hospitality guests from overseas! There were lots of rooms to be hospitable and I wanted to visit again and again

Thank yoko k
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

One of the things we got to see while being toured around Tokyo was the Emperor’s Palace. We couldn’t go in obviously but I could see a very good view from the Hato bus. I couldn’t imagine how big it was and could not stop...More

Thank Alisa K
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Luck you who had a chance to be here since it has just been opened to public recently. You will find how Japan had been influenced with multiple western culture and technology together with how Japanese had blended their traditional handcrafts and technologies into these...More

Thank iitoyos
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Visiting Akasaka Palace was a very wonderful experience, and we were so fortunate to have such a knowledge, wonderful guide, Yoshimi. She did such a great job of informing us of the history and explaining the various art and workmanship which we see on the...More

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

(visited in mid-October-2017) A friend got the lottery for us to visit. Interesting history to this palace, that now turns into a guest house for royalty visitors. The main entrance is ONLY for the official purposes. Common visitors are to enter through its side gate,...More

Thank SmileyPic
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Mayu106
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
Observation permission; Observation permission is required to visit here. Application of observation permission is available thru Web, several month advance before visiting day, and when you win the lot, you can visit. My... More
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